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Archives for: September 2017 (5 posts)
The Award
September 28, 2017 @ 6:12 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Day in and day out we work hard. We [our staff and volunteers] work late setting up and we get up early to set up some more. We negotiate different perspectives on how to serve our community. We accept the gratitude of most of our community member ... [read full post]

Situation Ethics
September 24, 2017 @ 5:33 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I grew up being taught that morality was absolute. It is always wrong to lie or steal. Ever. I heard only bad things about Joseph Fletcher’s books on Situation Ethics during the 1960’s. As a university student I struggled with the stor ... [read full post]

Out of Reach
September 16, 2017 @ 7:40 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I first saw it across a crowded room. I was immediately struck by its beauty and grace. As I drew closer its elegant simplicity was overwhelming. The message of the painting was unmistakable. I knew the name of the piece even before I read it. For ... [read full post]

Starting School
September 11, 2017 @ 6:15 PM by: Richard Steinecke

What better way to welcome a fresh crop of Grade 9 students to their new school than having them clean out the food room at Oasis? That is what 20 fresh faced youth from the Toronto District Christian School did this past week. Starting off on a m ... [read full post]

September 6, 2017 @ 5:14 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I like asparagus. And this time of year it is expensive. So when the truck brought cases and cases of it we grabbed it. However, on opening the boxes the smell just about knocked you over. We picked out the bunches that were still acceptable. At t ... [read full post]

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